Any good pier is an artificial extension of the land, whereby its visitors are challenged by wind and water, and the sea in turn is challenged by the design and the construction of the Pier itself and –in a sense- by the Pier’s attractions that are unrelated/irrelevant to the sea.
This design for a new pier at Scheveningen, The Hague:
- puts the pier back in its original place, i.e. as a continuation of the Badhuisweg and in the axis of the Kurhaus.
- is based on a 2250 metre long pier, with that it will be the longest pier in the world.
- makes use of ‘classical’ features, such as numerous tall and narrow columns that support the Pier.
- adds contemporary features, such as generating energy by way of wave motion, wind and an exciting deck-construction.
- emphasizes architectural and constructive design rather than commerce.